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Richard Jordan

Research Lawyer

Queen’s Marque
600-1741 Lower Water Street
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 0J2



Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 2013; Ontario, 2010

Legal Assistant(s): Jenna Leighton

Throughout his career, Richard has worked alongside individuals at varying stages of the law, from articled clerks to senior judges, in a number of practice areas, including criminal law, employment law and civil law. When faced with a large task or tight deadline, Richard creates a practical, methodical plan so as to address and resolve every issue his client has. He works collaboratively with others and maintains an open line of communication to ensure his clients understand all options available to them. Richard has been involved in a number of different projects and has been responsible for such tasks as:

  • Researching and writing memoranda of law for judges of the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal on cases encompassing many different areas of law, including criminal law, civil procedure, labour and employment law, appeals from tribunals, family law and policy issues affecting the Court.
  • Researching and providing clear and concise legal policy advice to the Chief Justice and the Council of Regional Senior Judges in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.
  • Preparing speeches and correspondence on behalf of the Chief Justice.
  • Researching and preparing written memoranda of law for Superior Court judges in criminal, civil, family and administrative law.

Education & Career


Osgoode Hall Law School, NCA Certificate of Equivalence, 2008
Dalhousie University, MA in Political Science (International Relations), 2004
Keele University, LLB (First-Class Honours), 2002


Member, Canadian Bar Association
Board member, Big Cove Camp Advisory Committee, 2014 – present
Board member, Guelph Soccer, 2010 – 2013
Chair, Guelph Soccer Discipline Committee, 2010 – 2013
Chair, Guelph Soccer Policies and Procedures Committee, 2010 – 2013

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